2009 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 16–22 February 2009
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £225,500
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break 142
Final
Champion England Ali Carter
Runner-up Northern Ireland Joe Swail
Score 9–5
2008
2010

The 2009 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 and 22 February 2009 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

The defending champion was Mark Selby, but he lost in the quarter-finals against Anthony Hamilton.

Ali Carter won his first ranking tournament by defeating Joe Swail 9–5 in the final, having come back from 2–5 down.[1][2] This was the first ranking final refereed by Colin Humphries.[3]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Main draw

[5][6]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                             
1 England Mark Selby 5
Wales Paul Davies 0
1 England Mark Selby 5
England David Gilbert 1
12 England Joe Perry 4
England David Gilbert 5
1 England Mark Selby 3
England Anthony Hamilton 5
9 England Peter Ebdon 2
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Anthony Hamilton 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
8 Wales Ryan Day 3
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Anthony Hamilton 5
7 England Ali Carter 6
7 England Ali Carter 5
England Jimmy White 1
7 England Ali Carter 5
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 4
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Mike Dunn 3
7 England Ali Carter 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 2
15 England Mark King 5
England Dave Harold 3
15 England Mark King 2
4 England Shaun Murphy 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 5
England Barry Pinches 3
7 England Ali Carter 9
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Wales Ian Preece 0
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
11 China Ding Junhui 4
11 China Ding Junhui 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
16 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England Martin Gould 1
6 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
England Martin Gould 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 6
10 Australia Neil Robertson 4
5 Scotland John Higgins 5
Wales Dominic Dale 2
5 Scotland John Higgins 4
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Steve Davis 2

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 22 February 2009.
Ali Carter (7)
 England
9–5 Joe Swail
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 9–81, 90–0 (89), 55–44, 10–103 (60), 16–83, 49–63, 16–66, 70–0 (54)
Evening: 120–0 (116), 141–0 (109), 72–1 (61), 91–16 (91), 73–0 (67), 65–54
116 Highest break 60
2 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 1

Qualifying

These matches took place between 3 and 6 February 2009 at the Pontins Centre in Prestatyn, Wales.[7][8]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 5   Wales  Paul Davies 5   England  Jimmy Michie 3   England  Barry Hawkins 4
China  Liu Chuang 2   Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 1   Wales  Paul Davies 5   Wales  Paul Davies 5
England  Kuldesh Johal 3   England  David Roe 5   England  David Gilbert 5   Wales  Mark Williams [nb 1] 1
Republic of Ireland  Vincent Muldoon 5   Republic of Ireland  Vincent Muldoon 3   England  David Roe 3   England  David Gilbert 5
England  Matthew Couch 2   England  David Gray 2   England  Michael Holt 5   England  Anthony Hamilton 5
England  Stephen Craigie 5   England  Stephen Craigie 5   England  Stephen Craigie 2   England  Michael Holt 3
Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 4   England  Stuart Pettman 5   Scotland  Alan McManus 4   Republic of Ireland  Michael Judge 5
Netherlands  Stefan Mazrocis 5   Netherlands  Stefan Mazrocis 0   England  Stuart Pettman 5   England  Stuart Pettman 2
England  Jimmy White 5   England  Rod Lawler 4   England  Rory McLeod 2   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 0
England  David Grace 4   England  Jimmy White 5   England  Jimmy White 5   England  Jimmy White 5
England  Simon Bedford 3   England  Robert Milkins 5   England  Mike Dunn 5   England  Ian McCulloch 4
England  Wayne Cooper 5   England  Wayne Cooper 3   England  Robert Milkins 4   England  Mike Dunn 5
England  Lee Spick 5   Republic of Ireland  Joe Delaney 5   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 5   England  Dave Harold 5
Scotland  Robert Stephen 3   England  Lee Spick 3   Republic of Ireland  Joe Delaney 1   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 1
Thailand  Supoj Saenla 2   England  Barry Pinches 5   England  Judd Trump 3   England  Jamie Cope 3
China  Jin Long 5   China  Jin Long 3   England  Barry Pinches 5   England  Barry Pinches 5
England  Peter Lines 5   Wales  Ian Preece 5   England  Andrew Higginson 4   England  Stuart Bingham 3
Wales  Andrew Pagett 4   England  Peter Lines 4   Wales  Ian Preece 5   Wales  Ian Preece 5
England  Paul Davison 5   England  Andy Hicks 5   England  Adrian Gunnell 2   Wales  Matthew Stevens [nb 1] 5
Thailand  Atthasit Mahitthi 2   England  Paul Davison 3   England  Andy Hicks 5   England  Andy Hicks 4
Scotland  James McBain 4   England  Mark Davis 3   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 5   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 5
India  Aditya Mehta 5   India  Aditya Mehta 5   India  Aditya Mehta 2   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 3
England  Matthew Selt 5   England  Martin Gould 5   England  John Parrott 3   England  Nigel Bond 4
England  Michael Georgiou 2   England  Matthew Selt 3   England  Martin Gould 5   England  Martin Gould 5
Wales  Jamie Jones 4   China  Liu Song 2   China  Liang Wenbo 5   Wales  Dominic Dale [nb 1] 5
China  Li Hang 5   China  Li Hang 5   China  Li Hang 1   China  Liang Wenbo 4
England  Lewis Roberts wo   England  Mark Joyce 5   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 5   England  Stephen Lee 3
Northern Ireland  Declan Hughes wd   England  Lewis Roberts 1   England  Mark Joyce 0   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 5
Republic of Ireland  Rodney Goggins 5   Republic of Ireland  David Morris 5   England  Ricky Walden 5   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 5
England  Andy Lee 2   Republic of Ireland  Rodney Goggins 1   Republic of Ireland  David Morris 3   England  Ricky Walden 1
Wales  Daniel Wells 5   England  Andrew Norman 4   England  Tom Ford 5   England  Steve Davis 5
New Zealand  Chris McBreen 0   Wales  Daniel Wells 5   Wales  Daniel Wells 2   England  Tom Ford 2
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matches were held over and played in Newport.

Century breaks

[9]

Qualifying stage centuries

Televised stage centuries

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